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Cynthia Klima

Associate Professor of German
Welles 206C

Cynthia Klima has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.

Portrait of Cynthia Klima

Office Hours: Fall 2019

  • T 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • W 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
  • and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

  • M.A., German, University of Oklahoma, 1986

  • B.A., Russian, University of Oklahoma, 1983

More About Me

Research Interests

Her interests lie in German-Czech-Jewish relations, political relations in Europe, cultural history of Central Europe, Russian literature and cultural history, and the Germans and Jews of Prague. She has written numerous articles on Jewish contribution to culture in Central Europe, historical articles and book reviews on German, Czech, Russian and Jewish themes. Her translation of Paul Leppin's Blaugast: A Novel of Decline was published in November 2007 by Twisted Spoon Press in Prague, Czech Republic. In addition, Dr. Klima is involved with Humanities/Central European Studies and Summer Study Abroad to Prague, Czech Republic. She is the coordinator for both the German minor and Central and Eastern European Studies minor.

Other Interests

  • Study abroad in Prague/Vienna/Budapest
  • Yoga and pilates
  • Central European literature and culture
  • Sewing, crochet and embroidery
  • Traveling


  • GERM 102: Elementary German II

    A continuation of GERM 101. Prerequisites: GERM 101 or its equivalent. Offered every spring

  • GERM 301: German Composition

    Designed to develop advanced skills in oral and written expression. Review of grammatical structure and vocabulary development. Prerequisites: GERM 202, intermediate credit by examination, or Advanced Placement credit. Offered on regular rotation

  • RUSS 288: Exp:Russian-Reading Knowledge